Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.99 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $134 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX7:5.6x
              WX9:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $160

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $275

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $149 - $218

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $89

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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